Maurice Edu scored in Rangers' 4-0 victory on Saturday.
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American Exports: Edu scores, Dempsey assists

AMSTERDAM - Several Americans clocked in across the pond on Saturday, with Rangers midfielder Maurice Edu capping their 4-0 cruise past Hamilton with a fine solo goal.

Eight minutes before time, the second-half sub collected a throw-in from the right and found space along the top of the area with a tricky touch before slamming home a short side half-volley.

In nearby England, Stuart Holden returned to the Bolton line-up with 83 minutes in a 2-0 loss at Stoke City.

The former Houston Dynamo ace, who saw an upper-90 free kick drive saved just after the break, was removed as a precaution with a fresh ankle knock.

[inline_node:326623]Clint Dempsey put in a Herculean performance as Fulham rallied late for a 1-1 draw at Wigan.

The US star was heavily involved in numerous attack moves, going close several times, including a goal correctly disallowed for handling before the shot and a late scissors kick that caromed wide.

Then, four minutes from time, Dempsey set up Andy Johnson for the equalizer that stretched Fulham's unbeaten streak against Wigan to nine games.

West Ham United midfielder Jonathan Spector battled through a trying day at the office as the hosts dropped a 3-0 decision to Arsenal.

Over in the Bundesliga, Michael Bradley worked the final 19 minutes to help Borussia Mönchengladbach close out a sorely needed 1-0 victory at Nürnberg.

In Ligue 1 action, Carlos Bocanegra and Saint-Étienne went up with 12 minutes to play and then squandered the points completely in a 2-1 collapse defeat at Lens.

Finally, in Spain, Jozy Altidore watched from the dugout for a third straight time as Villarreal bested home side Osasuna 4-2.


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